Datapoint Itzaj / Occurrence of Nominal Plurality

Discuss WALS Datapoint Itzaj / Occurrence of Nominal Plurality.

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  1. Byeong-uk Yi Says:

    This seems to be an error. Hofling (2000, 227) rather says “Plural meaning may be indicated by numerals or other quantifiers without plural suffixes on the modified noun” although the language has a noun plural suffix (-oo).

  2. Martin Haspelmath Says:

    Note that I say in §2.2 of the chapter that the occurrence of plural marking with numerals and quantifiers is disregarded. Hofling’s description on p. 118 (his §4.3.3) implicitly says that plural marking is otherwise obligatory.

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